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August 30, 2012 Big mutual funds split with management at Citigroup, JPMorganSource: CNBC
Several leading mutual funds disclosed voting against management in high profile proxy battles at companies like Citigroup Inc, JPMorgan Chase & Co and Chesapeake Energy Corp, showing for the first time that they were part of...
August 29, 2012 No-holds-barred proxy season coming upSource: Financial Post
During 20 years in the proxy-solicitation business, I have seldom seen shareholders of public companies as restive as they are today. Their new-found assertiveness creates significant and unfamiliar challenges for corporate...
Source: Montreal Gazette
MONTREAL - Senior executives at GLV Inc. received higher compensation last year even though the water treatment technology company lost $54.1 million, the firm disclosed in documents ahead of its annual shareholders' meeting...
August 21, 2012 Shareholder Spring is now Silent SummerSource: CNN Money
NEW YORK -- Investors made their voices heard when they voted down the pay packages of 51 companies this spring, including that of Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit. But since then, many of the companies targeted by activist...
August 20, 2012 Calpers Launches IPO Boycott PlanSource: Fox Business New
One of the world's largest investors is threatening to boycott any stock market listing that allows minority shareholders to control a majority of the votes through multi-tier share structures and will oppose those that already...
August 10, 2012 Illinois public pension fund opposes staggered boardsSource: Chicago Tribune
The Illinois State Board of Investment participated in an experiment in shareholder activism in the spring, and the results are eye-opening. Harvard Law School professor Lucian Bebchuk led the experiment, which worked with the...
CalSTRS, the California State Teachers' Retirement System, reports overwhelming success regarding adopting a majority voting standard in director elections with the 95 companies engaged in the 2012 proxy season. Eighty-two of...
There will be no cake, balloons, or formal ceremony on July 30, 2012, but it’s an important anniversary in corporate America. It is the tenth anniversary of the enactment of Sarbanes-Oxley, the landmark legislation intended to...
July 30, 2012 Warren Buffett’s Eight Rules for a Great Annual LetterSource: Directorship.com
On Feb. 25, 2012, the best oddsmaker in America— who happens to live not in Las Vegas or Atlantic City, but in Omaha—penned his annual letter to shareholders on the bets placed the year before. To translate the dry, quantitative...
NEW YORK -- A new Ernst & Young LLP report - Four key trends of the 2012 proxy season - reveals four emerging governance trends: the impact of say-on-pay (SOP) goes beyond compensation; shareholder proposal topics shift and...
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